Wednesday, March 10, 2010

As The Years Go By.....

Don't let Martinology's epic return catch you off guard as Elijah's kiss to little Moriah. It's back and dedicating to providing you with inside glimpses to the world of Martinology. May your advanced studies just pick up where you left off.

Creativity at it's best - the plagues of carrots. They're everywhere!

A load of love.

Welcome to Wintery Cadillac.... family of four, out in the cold.

Man, Elijah went flying off the back of that snow-mobile! JUST KIDDING!! Just a little fall on the fluffy white stuff.

The Martin Princesses!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


God is not in time. As C.S. Lewis wrote in his book Mere Christianity, “God is outside and above the Time-line. In that case, what we call ‘tomorrow’ is visible to Him in just the same way as what we call ‘today.’ All the days are ‘Now’ for Him. He does not remember you doing things yesterday; He simply sees you doing them, because, though you have lost yesterday, He has not. He does not ‘foresee’ you doing things tomorrow; He simply sees you doing them: because, though tomorrow is not yet there for you, it is for Him.” (pg. 170)

So because God had no beginning and has no end - when he declares with His infallible voice, “IT IS FINISHED” – then mortal man better listen!

Two particular times He said it - two realities ushered in into the existence of mankind - and both times were on Fridays.

Throughout Biblical history – the days of the week were consistently referred to using ordinal numbers – first, second, third, fourth, etc. And so in Genesis 1:31 and Genesis 2:1, we read, "Then God saw everything that He had made and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished."

Also we read in John 19:30, "So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit." On Good Friday, the sixth day, the body of Christ was taken down from the cross and buried, on the seventh-day Sabbath His body remained in the tomb. (see verse 31)

Two days. Two eternal declarations.

On the sixth day of creation week, God declared with a loud voice, “IT IS FINISHED” – and ushered mankind and creation into the seventh-day Sabbath rest – a sanctuary of time for Adam and Eve to rest from their labors and worship their Creator God.

On the sixth day of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, Christ, Immanuel, God with Us, the Word made flesh, declared with a loud cry, ‘IT IS FINISHED” – and ushered mankind and creation into the seventh-day Sabbath rest – a symbol of redemptive rest for by grace you have been saved through faith, not of works – a sanctuary of time for the redeemed to rest from their labors and worship their Creator God.

TWO DAYS – a call to worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.

Today is Holy Saturday. A high biblical day of worship - And very timely appropriate to remember both God’s creative and redemptive work.

Friday, April 10, 2009


On April 5th, 2009.... the earth stood still.

The face-off was inevitable.

It won a first-one-to-blink-losses game, but I challenged it to a 26.2 miler of pounding pavement... and that was a different story.

Night and day compared to the Chicago Marathon, which had over 33,000 runners. I found myself running solo several times, but came in at 101 out of 450.

Ideal running day. 40s. Blue sky.

I crossed the finish line in 3:37:07! A personal record! In fact, I knocked off 21 minutes off my first marathon run in Chicago last year which was 3:58:21.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Correspondence Between Two Distinct (well, kinda) Lands

On November 25th, Sir Henry Livingston wrote to Martinology the following request: "Excuse me, kind sirs, I am penning this letter from Antarctica, the land of endless winter, where the flakes of snow never cease. My ancestors, the pilgrims, arrived on your lands with tales of deep yellow and red autumn leaves, fields of pumpkins, and corn stalks dotting the landscape, wild turkeys skipping across roads and fields during this season of yours. Would you be kind enough to post glimpses of the delightful descriptions that my ancestors left behind to us of your so-called Thanksgiving holiday! Thank you, so very much!"

On November 25th, Martinology wrote to Sir Henry Livingston the following sentence: "Here you go buddy, we're over here dreaming of a white Thanksgiving. How's the skiing in Antarctica? Not bad over here. Some friends gave us a broken snow-blower yesterday that we can keep if we get it running. Last night we slid into a ditch, wrecker pulled us out, and now the car is parked just fine in our garage. Baby Elijah is going great, touched snow yesterday for the first time and cried. He cried, ok? HE CRIED! And I'm cr...(sniff) WHY do we have to get snow blizzards in NOVEMBER! WHY?! Well, enjoy the pictures of our front and back yards. Have a Merry Thanksgiving."

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Game plan:
Heidi = Food A+
Christian = Game A+
Melanie = Decoration A+
....mission accomplished!

I was there in an instant, the softest bear I've ever taken down. No bear is going to mess around with my boy. Ok, ok....Elijah took him down himself. (Great gift from grandma and grandpa Towar!)

Simply called, "The Fishing Game," it was a hit as they threw their line over the side of the "boat" and caught bags filled with goodies! (Goodies provided by Melanie!)

First one to get a good handle on the cake!

Toys, toys, and more toys, very little clothing, his kind of birthday party!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Special Visit from Tennessee

Christian's parents had an opportunity to spent a weekend with us in Cadillac, MI!

Great smile! This made my mom's day when she herself took this picture and made she we all knew she did!

Elijah with Lelo!

Sabbath afternoon outdoors! (Longest day of the week for Elijah! It shows!)

Cool walk in the Martin Park with our Fall Boy.

A rest on Abuela's shoulder.... nothing quite like it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wait 'til you hear my Fish Story....

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